Make "Focused"/"Other" inbox feature optional.
I'm not a big fan of Outlook sorting my email for me and would like an option under settings to revert to pre-focus style inboxing. I can appreciate that others may like this feature, so I think making it optional is the best of both worlds.
Thank you for using Outlook Mobile and sharing your ideas with us. We really appreciate your support.
It is currently already possible to to turn on/off the Focused Inbox in the Android app, to do so, open the outlook app on your mobile device > Tap on the gear icon on the upper right corner> scroll down to the focused inbox option and
tap the toggle switch to turn it off.
If you are needing to turn off the Focused inbox option on the Outlook.com website you can do so by logging into the desktop portal then:
1. Go to settings in the top right corner of your screen. On the next screen, look in the left panel.
2.Scroll down until you see a heading titled Layout.
3.Listed under layout you should see an option for Focused Inbox.
After you’ve clicked on Focused Inbox you will be given the option to “sort messages into Focused and Other” or “Don’t sort messages”.
4.After selecting one of these options make sure to click the save button at the top of your screen then click options on the top left to return to your updated inbox.
If you are interested in learning more about our Focused inbox feature and how it works please refer to the following article.https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Focused-Inbox-for-Outlook-f445ad7f-02f4-4294-a82e-71d8964e3978?appver=OWC150
Thank you again for your support, we look forward to hearing more of your ideas very soon.
All the best
The Outlook Mobile Team
PS: Please use the Help Section of the app for any questions, we are not able to see replies to this address.
Tina Griggs commented
I don't like the split screen when I open my email!
Mohammad Hyary commented
there is no need for this kind of sorting , it's just makes me lost between , some times I don't pay attention on others folder it's like a junk mail for me !
please make Hotmail better by bringing back the old style
Dana McKay commented
really dislike the two mailboxes
Steve Anderson commented
please go back to one inbox, we don't need two. Ta
GARY PERSON commented
i really hate the focused/other. get rid of it.
Catherine Casey commented
If it was a good idea,it might have been ok to be forced into a different format,but it's terrible! I can decide for myself what is focused vs other. If if doesn't become optional I will find another email service
Travis Grimit commented
The focused inbox is stupid and doesn't show half of my emails. I do not like or want this feature. it wasn't broke so it didn't need to be fixed.
Hazineh, Susan L. commented
as a teacher I like this feature. make it optional for others then
Hate the focused and other sorting. I can do my own sorting....
TERRY Welcome commented
this is just stupid
Paula Sroka commented
I hate the focused inbox option. Leaving Hotmail if it doesn't change.
Tion Prescott commented
get rid of focused and. other
hate focussed, it is confusing and easy to miss emails that outlook has decided are not focussed. optional is a good fix.
don't really used, should be optional..never really found the purpose of this
Nina Bille Davidsson commented
I want to sort my inbox by myself! it's so irritating missing important email because outlook think it's other!!
gregg dippel commented
get rid of focus and other make other just like junk tab
clare pritchard commented
We all ready have junk mail. now I have two junk mail boxes. and an inbox. just one inbox please
estia scott commented
I get important email and spam in focused. I would like the option to choose for myself
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